National Sports

The BCS Championship: six memorable moments

From Vince Young's magical performance against Southern California to Michael Dyer's determined run against Oregon, here's six memorable moments from BCS national championship games.

Rodman, ex-NBA players to play in North Korea

Dennis Rodman and an assortment of basketball players — some of them former NBA stars — will play against a team of North Korean players on Wednesday. The game is a "birthday present" for Kim Jong Un.

Charlie Strong promises Texas will be tough

Strong brings a hard-nosed style to Texas, which has floundered since playing for the 2009 national championship. In the last four seasons, Texas has had at least four losses and has not won a Big 12 championship.

Rules could keep Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi races

Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.

German skier Felix Neureuther wins World Cup slalom

Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom Monday night.

Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said members of the organization asked him to tone down his pro-gay-marriage rhetoric. Special-teams coach Mike Priefer has disputed claims that he made anti-gay remarks.

U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams headed to Europe

The U.S.  bobsled, skeleton and luge teams are traveling to Europe in advance of the Winter Olympic Games to prepare for the event. While they won't be on home ice, they hope their winning ways will continue in Sochi.

Injured Pengiuns defensemen relieved to make Olympic team

Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik might be a little banged up, but they made the U.S. Olympic team, which comes as a big relief to the two Penguins players.

No. 8 S. Carolina too much for No. 19 Badgers

South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third straight 11-win season.

Mississippi State rips Rice 44-7 in Liberty Bowl

This marks the first time since 1974 that Mississippi State has closed a season with three straight wins.


Cardinals sign veteran second baseman Mark Ellis

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

Senators edge Blues 3-2 in OT

Cody Ceci scored his first NHL goal in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

John Axford goes from Cardinals to Indians

Free agent John Axford agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a physical. Axford is expected to undergo a medical exam on Wednesday.

Pats' Ninkovich not discouraged by missed chance

The Miami Dolphins moved two games behind the Patriots in the division with a 24-20 win over New England on Sunday sealed by Michael Thomas' interception in the end zone with 2 seconds left after Tom Brady had thrown three straight incompletions.

Rams wide receiver Austin misses second day of practice

Rams' wide receiver Tavon Austin sat out his second straight practice on Thursday after injuring his left ankle in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Texas coach Mack Brown mum on future amid speculation

Speaking to reporters for the first time since multiple published reports this week indicated that he might step down, Texas coach Mack Brown said he has yet to talk with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and university President Bill Powers about the job he has held since 1998.

Kansas City Chiefs' special teams becoming difference maker

Dave Toub has helped the Kansas City Chiefs get two punt return touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns.

NFL groundskeepers prepare for outdoor Super Bowl

The NFL will use the game as a test case for possible future cold-weather games

Second baseman Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners finalize huge contract

The All-Star second baseman signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners that tied for the fourth largest in baseball history.

Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel says Texas A&M season had 'ups and downs'

Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman in 2012 after setting numerous school and Southeastern Conference records.